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Uncut NOVEMBER 2011 - by Piers Martin
COLDPLAY: MYLO XYLOTO
Solid fifth calms EMI shareholders.
Mylo Xyloto may arrive scrawled in the spray-painted language of the streets, but scratch off the graffiti and Coldplay remain as hip as ever. Described by Chris Martin as "a love story set in an oppressive urban environment", there's no shortage of decent tunes: on the likes of Charlie Brown and Hurts Like Heaven, Jonny Buckland sews those naggingly familiar riffs on to Eno-plumped cushions of sound. Deadline challenges mean Uncut is unable to hear a final full version, but it's safe to say that Paradise, with its gooey sentiment and Flake ad strings, won't convert the haters.